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In this dynamic and impromptu podcast, the ASOTU street team brings you real-world, real-time interviews and intel while on location with Dealers and Industry Leaders across the U.S. Meet the Automotive movers and shakers you’ve seen on the screen and some you’ve never heard of before as we have candid conversations around some of the biggest challenges in automotive. When team ASOTU is on the ground, you’re right there with us.
 
The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier is a regular weekday show where progressive Automotive Dealers and industry partners aren’t afraid to make some trouble by pushing back on many popular, but failing, beliefs that persist in the Retail Automotive Industry. Beliefs that are degrading both the customer experience and the future of retail Auto Dealers. Paul and Kyle give their fresh take on industry news, technology, culture, and retail while trying not to have too mu ...
 
The walls are closing in on Franchised Retail Auto Dealers as the industry is moving at break-neck velocity toward a new way of doing business. The convergence of economic and social volatility, new entrants like Tesla and Carvana, and the new rules of retail are putting Auto Dealers in a crucible that will either destroy them or refine them.Auto Collabs brings you deep into real-talk conversations with the brightest operators and innovators in the Retail Auto Industry who believe the Dealer ...
 
Forget the Zoom calls. We did it all live and in person. Join hosts Kyle Mountsier, Michael Cirillo, Glenn Lundy, Ilana Shabtay and Paul J. Daly as we just hit the record button for some quick and very candid conversations with some of the most amazing guests at the very first ASOTU CON in Philly. You'll hear New York Times bestsellers, Doctors, entrepreneurs, marketers, technologists, and even the Chief Heart Officer of Gary V's empire. All of it is live. All of it is unfiltered, and all of ...
 
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ASOTU was on the ground during the 2023 NADA Show and caught up with Alex Vetter. Alex Vetter is the CEO of Cars.com. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your LinkedIn or Instagram handle so we can thank you personally! We have a daily email! ✉️ Sign up for our free and fun-to-read daily …
 
Time to close out strong as we talk about Toyota’s triple crown, Ford matching Tesla’s price cut moves, and Hertz brings the ‘try before you buy’ to Denver. Toyota gets the ASOTU Triple Crown this morning (is that even a real thing?) as they beat out competitors to hold the top spot as the world's top selling automaker, don’t have any questions at …
 
Welcome to a relaxed Monday as we ramp up into the week. We have a special treat today as we replay some of the conversations we had with dealers and industry leaders from NADA. Alain Nana-Sinkhain and Matt Jones of TrueCar reminded us to have the courage to doubt yourself. Don’t hold on so tightly to what you know that you aren’t open to what coul…
 
Welcome to a packed Friday of conversation with our good friend Steve Greenfield. Just before All Things Used Cars on Clubhouse, we are talking about the recent installment of the Auto Intel Report, a partnership for EV battery reports, and lightly damaged Teslas headed to the salvage yard. The newest installment of the Automotive Ventures monthly …
 
ASOTU was on the ground during the 2023 NADA Show and caught up with Alain Nana-Sinkham and Matt Jones. Alain Nana-Sinkham is the SVP of Business Development for TrueCar, Inc. Matt Jones is the Director of Corporate Communications for TrueCar, Inc. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your…
 
Thursday is looking good as Hyundai stands hopefully as high as the groundhog. We also give an update from across non-gas powered vehicles, as well as what’s going on over at ChatGPT. The numbers are in and January is a record setter for Hyundai Motor America as total sales increased by 9% making this their best January ever Reported sales were 52,…
 
Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about Toyota’s very scientific presentation to the World Economic Forum. We also talk about GM’s healthy profits, as well as Generation Alpha on the retail doorstep. We’re talking about Toyota again this morning as their Chief Scientist Gill Pratt made a presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos that posed a …
 
We’re rolling into the last 2 days of the month with a full head of steam as NADA is over and the work of the industry gets a speed boost. We’ll be giving some ‘day after’ insights, covering what happened in the make meetings, and talking about some cyber-delays. What Happened in the Make Meetings and beyond? Ford loosened restrictions on lower tie…
 
We’re still going strong from the 2023 NADA Show and we grab Rhett Ricart as he’s heading to the Main Stage. Plus, we talk about Randy Parker, CEO of Hyundai America and his analogy of customers as the universe and the dealer network as rocket ships. Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https…
 
We're rolling heavy into NADA Saturday, as we reflect on the 2 days we've had in Dallas and look forward to the next 2. Plus, we hang out with Joe and Molly from Gubagoo! ASOTU’s Saturday coverage of the 2023 NADA Show is presented by Gubagoo! Visit Gubagoo’s booth #2509 and learn more at https://gubagoo.com/ Get the Daily Push Back email at https:…
 
We're live from the NADA Show Floor for the Ribbon Cutting. We grabbed a couple of friends to chat about their NADA Show experience so far. Plus, we had Dave O'Brien and Sarah Vantine from Quantum5 Check out our complete livestream schedule! Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.li…
 
We’re on the ground in Dallas with Michael Cirillo as we talk about the industry that we love, the relationships that it’s built upon, and how it’s the best time to be in automotive whether you’re a freshman, sophomore or junior. Follow ASOTU Events for all the behind the scenes action from NADA. See our whole schedule of events. Get the Daily Push…
 
Today it begins as the NADA Show in Dallas draws in tens of thousands from across the industry and across the country. ASOTU coverage of the show means that no one has to feel like they missed out. Go to www.ASOTUNADA.com for our livestream and content schedule. We have 2nd generation Dealer and special guest Todd Caputo on the show to give us all …
 
Throttle down with us this Tuesday as we talk about the benefits of “legacy” in our conversations about broad stability in Retail Auto as opposed to much of the popular workplace narratives.Steve Gates started selling Toyota’s in high school…over 50 years ago. He’s now the dealer principal of Gates Auto Family, a group of 11 rooftops in Kentucky, T…
 
What do mountain drives have to do with bachelorette parties in downtown Nashville? Plenty, if you’re using them as analogies for the customer experience. Alan Krutsch joins the show, complete with a black baseball cap to fit in. Alan is the type of guy who you can talk to about the same topic for 3 hours without getting bored. He’s the Director of…
 
It’s a big week for the Retail Auto Industry as the 2023 NADA Show is coming in hot and we’re making sure no one is left out! We’ll give you the plan as we also talk about the return of salesmanship, as well as how some retailers are dropping gems for Dealers to pick up. Let’s talk about the NADA schedule for everyone who can and can’t make it this…
 
It’s Friday and we’re flying through the week as we prep to fly to Dallas for the NADA Show next week. Today we cover Toyota’s production predictions for 2022, a recent Dealer survey, as well as the WSJ list of Best and Worst Airlines in 2022 When a company invents the manufacturing standard the world's manufacturers live by, you should always expe…
 
Thursday is charging ahead as we talk about yesterday’s COX Used Vehicle report. We also talk about some big moves in EV charging networks, as well as PepsiCo’s solution for keeping employees happy and stable. Yesterday's Cox Used vehicle report surprised more than a few folks in the industry as wholesale used prices increased 1.5% from January and…
 
She’s the new interim CEO of National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Melanie Wilson didn’t choose automotive, but she’s here! We caught up with her to talk about why she now loves the industry, what NIADA offers to its members and the world at large, and how car dealers are super resilient. What we talk about in this episode: 0:00 Intr…
 
Welcome to Wednesday campers! Today we talk about the waning partnership between Ford and VW. We also give a broad look at EV news, as well as an automotive-applicable talk from Lowe’s CEO Mervin Ellison The EV partnership between Ford and VW that has been a big part of Ford’s EV development in Europe is likely to be short lived The partnership ann…
 
Tuesday is coming in hot as we discuss the massive motion in used Teslas across the country. We also talk about new car inventory getting back (or close to) “normal” as well as the risks and rewards of nepotism. Yeah, we’ll tell you what it means too. Carmax dropped prices on Teslas by 20% and sells a majority of their Tesla inventory in the last 3…
 
Welcome to a beautiful week in Retail Auto. This morning we’re talking about some less than flattering reviews of the new VF8, a partnership to leverage EV tech to put power back into the grid, as well as a pay cut for the CEO of one of the world's biggest companies. As Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast gears up to begin US Deliveries, the pricing an…
 
One of the most measured men in automotive. Santosh Viswanathan is not only an auto dealer, but also the legislative chairman of the Delaware Auto Dealers Association. Delaware is currently considering outlawing the sale of ICE (internal combustion engines) vehicles in the state by 2035. It’s an issue that many states are considering, but have sign…
 
It’s Friday, friends. Today we contrast the operational ongoings of Toyota with Tesla in the first few weeks of 2023. We also talk about a potential mess for local Denver residents as a Carvana parking garage sits empty. Tesla has seriously slashed the price on its bestselling Model Y Long range. After a year of, to quote Elon Musk, “embarrassingly…
 
It’s Thursday folks and today we’re talking about Carvana’s surrender of their dealer license in Michigan. We also cover Porsche and Google’s talks, a follow up of our EV charger story yesterday, as well as a new AI written celebrity ad. The Carvana location in Michigan will be surrendering it’s dealer license and ineligible to apply for a new one …
 
Welcome to a wild Wednesday as a full ground stop of all flights in the US is upon us. We also answer the question of how many EV chargers to we really need by 2030, as well as a few quick hit updates across the wild world of electrification. All US Flights were grounded this morning as the FAA ordered all fights to be stopped due to a failure of t…
 
Tuesday is upon us as we are in Phoenix to speak at a Marketing NCM 20 Group moderated by David Kain We talk about a new tool taking the mystery out of the new EV tax credits for used car buyers. We also talk about the meme-stock comeback of Bed Bath and Beyond, and of course…a little marketing talk is in order. Re-watch the Year End Extravaganza h…
 
We’re one full week into the new year, and we got Steve Greenfield of Automotive Ventures joining the show to talk about the predictions he made for 2022 and how things actually turned out. Then, we’ll look ahead to 2023 with 10 bold predictions for the coming year. Re-watch the Year End Extravaganza here: https://www.asotu.com/yee The Automotive V…
 
We’re burning around the corner on Thursday as we review Ram’s entry into the EV Truck market. We also cover dramatic pricing changes for Tesla, as well as Delta’s plan to (finally) give free wi-fi to all passengers. As Ford continues to make as many Lightnings as they can, and GM is getting ready to start making pumping out Silverado EVs, Ram has …
 
ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Yasmin Beganovic. Yasmin Beganovic is the Fixed Operations Director for Ciocca Dealerships. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your LinkedIn …
 
It’s Thursday, folks and we have quite a lot to talk about when it comes to auto related announcements at CES yesterday. We also talk about Amazon’s big layoffs as well as their big borrowing this week. The first day of CES in LasVegas included several concepts and reveals from legacy automakers as well as new partnerships, here’s the rundown: Sony…
 
ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Matthew Marchiori. Matthew Marchiori is a Regional Fixed Operations Director for Ciocca Dealerships. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your …
 
Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about some new Automotive partnerships being announced at CES. We also talk about a surprise new CEO for Under Armor and how it applies to Auto. We also talk about a bold move from Shopify to stop wasting time. Re-watch the Year End Extravaganza here: https://www.asotu.com/yee Show Notes with links: As day one of CES…
 
ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Glenn Pereira. Glenn Pereira is the Corporate Training Director for Ciocca Dealerships. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your LinkedIn or I…
 
It’s Tuesday already as Automotive welcomes everyone else back to work. Today we’re talking about Tesla’s new US Chief. We’re also covering the end of ICE sales for Hyunday in Norway, as well as the autonomous tech company now exclusively owned by Volvo In the latest news from Tesla headquarters China Chief Tom Zhu has been promoted to oversee the …
 
ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Gregg Ciocca Jr. Gregg Ciocca Jr. is the Regional Vice President for Ciocca Dealerships. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your LinkedIn or …
 
It’s ‘go time’ for 2023 as we talk about the all-time boom in factory builds and say hello to the new NADA Chair. We also review the Automotive Ventures top 10 predictions of 2022 and 2023, as well as talk about a newly launched text-to-shop feature from Walmart. Manufacturing Boom The USA industry has seen the biggest boom in auto-factory building…
 
Rockin into the new year with our last show of this year. We cover some important EV tax credit updates, talk about hiring getting easier, and we give our top 5 ‘all gas no brake’ moments of 2022. IRA Tax Credits Starting Jan 1, there will be a first-ever EV tax credit for commercial vehicles from $7500-40k letting small and large businesses take a…
 
We’re on the final approach for 2022 and talking about how the auto industry has helped communities weather the recent (literal) storms. We also review Cox’s top 10 prediction list for 2023 Let’s talk about Buffalo NY for a moment. In case you missed it, it's been cold outside. Like, really, really cold. A 27-hour power outage at the Vive Shelter i…
 
It’s Wednesday on that weird holiday week as we talk about the continuing used car correction being led by Tesla. We also talk about what EVs are doing to the brand loyalty landscape, as well as reviewing the list of most popular Christmas gifts of 2022. The general used car market is seeing values decline, but not as quickly as the used Tesla mark…
 
The ASOTU team is saddled up and ready to ride as we talk about the retail scorecard from Christmas. We also get into auto loan rates, a chip surplus, and all the buzz around this week’s CES in Vegas. According to Mastercard data, Retail sales increased by 7.6% during the holiday season from November 1 to Christmas Eve Clothing sales rose by 4.4%, …
 
We are prepping for the holidays and resting up over the weekend as we get ready for the biggest sales week of the year! Today we offer a little note for our ASOTU community, send you into the weekend, and look a bit forward into our plans for 2023. We will see you again Tuesday as our families are taking time off to celebrate on Monday! Get the Da…
 
It's throwback Thursday! Even though it was only two days ago, we are throwing it back to YEE 2022's opening monologue! Enjoy! Watch the full show: https://youtu.be/-um6U9StLnk Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/ Read our most recent email at: https://…
 
We have only a few short days until Christmas and then the biggest week of the year is upon us! Today we will recap all things Year End Extravaganza, check out a new deal the US Postal Service has made, and hear from Elon…again. Re-watch the Year End Extravaganza here: https://www.asotu.com/yee By the year 2026, the US Postal service has committed …
 
We’re on the set where the 2022 Year End Extravaganza is about to go down this afternoon and we’re on set with one of our event co-hosts, Michael Cirillo as we talk about what’s coming in 2023 and how to stay connected to those who will help you keep the wheel steady in 2023. Check out the Year End Extravaganza here: https://www.asotu.com/yee Learn…
 
Welcome to the week before Christmas, where Amazon shipping is everyone’s best friend! Today we welcome the ASOTU crew to Nashville, but we have to talk about some news. Elon may be stepping down as head honcho at Twitter, driverless cars are getting more popular in China, and we recap one of the greatest World Cup finals of all time. Check out the…
 
The landing gear on YEE presented by Orbee is coming down this Friday as the pieces move in place for our annual end-of-year livestream event. But first some news about Ford’s F150 Lighting price hike, Honda’s announcement of their first car running on a Google OS, and some automakers are pressing into the metaverse. Check out the Year End Extravag…
 
Thursday is full of surprises as we update you on several EV ongoings. We also talk about the long awaited success of nuclear fusion (yep), as well as Tiktok being a growing source of news…but not from traditional sources. Weekly EV update: Toyota is set to announce detailed changes to its electric vehicle (EV) strategy to key suppliers early next …
 
ASOTU was on the ground with Kate Lumsden during the 2022 Modern Retailing Conference. Kate Lumsden is the Marketing Director of the Walser Automotive Group. ⭐️ Love the podcast? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your LinkedIn or Instagram handle so we can thank you personally! We have a daily email! ✉️ Sig…
 
Rolling into Wednesday we welcome special guest Ben Hadley to help us take a tour around the news. We are looking at the impact the new IIHS guidelines are having on CUVs, new consumer demand for private label grocery items, and the changes in the economy that are leading to slower rate hikes. Check out the Year End Extravaganza here: https://www.a…
 
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